This is my personal experience of tension and release around a driving decision.
On my way to meet a friend today in Carlsbad, I opened my iPhone to get directions.
The map suggested that I take Jefferson Street. But, I already envisioned taking the 5 and exiting Carlsbad Village Dr.
Tension. “Whoa… This map is telling me one thing, but I’m thinking another.”
“Fuck the map.” I decided to take the route that was already in my mind.
In that moment, the tension went away.